Colombian Esteban Chaves has finished amongst the second group on the road in his ‘home’ town of Girona on the third stage of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya this afternoon.
Caught on the wrong side of a crash on a descent 40km from the finish, Chaves’ group recovered well to minimise the damage, crossing the line 25seconds in arrears of stage winner Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r La Mondiale) and 22seconds behind a select group of general classification contenders.
“The guys were doing a good job today and we were just unfortunate to be behind a crash that caused the initial split,” sport director Dave McPartland said.
|1||Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) - AG2R La Mondiale||3:52:37|
|2||Rigoberto Uran (COL) - Etixx - Quick-Step||0:00:03|
|3||Daniel Martin (IRL) - Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team||0:00:03|
|4||Alberto Contador (SPA) - Tinkoff-Saxo||0:00:03|
|5||Fabio Aru (ITA) - Astana Pro Team||0:00:03|
|6||Richie Porte (AUS) - Team Sky||0:00:03|
|7||Andrew Talansky (USA) - Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team||0:00:03|
|8||Diego Rosa (ITA) - Astana Pro Team||0:00:22|
|9||Wilco Kelderman (NED) - Team LottoNL-Jumbo||0:00:22|
|10||Alberto Losada Alguacil (SPA) - Team Katusha||0:00:22|
|19||Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:00:22|
|103||Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:09:13|
|108||Cameron Meyer (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:10:39|
|116||Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:11:46|
|166||Brett Lancaster (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:17:22|